Winter Festival of Lights

NOVEMBER 14th  2020 to JANUARY 10th 2021

The Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights transforms Niagara Falls into a winter wonderland of dazzling colour with millions of  lights and animated displays. Displays are set up along the Niagara Parkway between Clifton Hill and Dufferin Islands- where the whole area is illuminated in brilliant colour. The surrounding tourist districts continue the brilliance with displays at the bottom of Clifton Hill.  Victoria Ave. has a life size Santa’s Sleigh led by two reindeer, take a moment to get your photo while sitting in the sleigh, and a little further down there is a cluster of giant 6′ light bulbs. Near the Upside Down House  don’t miss the heros in a half-shell,  Michaelangelo, LeonardoRaphael &Donatello the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!  The Fallsview Tourist District also includes spectacular illumination of the two pedestrian crosswalks leading to and from the Fallsview Casino Resort, stunning lamppost illuminations found along Fallsview Boulevard and Stanley Avenue, and Murray Hill ( our home street) aka Snowflake Hill, which is illuminated with gorgeous lamppost snowflake displays leading you into the Niagara Parks Winter Wonderland

Special illuminations and shows include  Niagara’s iconic  Skylon Tower – Countless hours of logistical planning and programming have gone into developing the computerized light show for Niagara’s iconic 520 foot tall Skylon Tower.  The Special sound and light shows takes place on Fallsview Blvd and laser light shows are offered on specific days.


The Winter Festival of Lights opening ceremonies is an event not to be missed. Stunning entertainment, a fireworks show and of course the annual, most anticipated “flipping the switch” to turn on the lights and officially start the new winter season.  Please note that due to changing regulations of COVID 19, the Winter Festival of Lights events and timing may be altered.

Check out our Niagara Falls events page for more things to do in Niagara Falls.